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FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
obama administration. the food stamp participation rate has risen by more than 13 million people. every single month of this year additional members, folks moving on to the roles of food stamps. it has become more expensive to run as well. in 2000 the food stamp program cost just under $1,000 per person. today the number has soared to $1,700 a person, 68 percent increase, double the rate of inflation. poverty rates continued arise. housing and urban development estimating there were 250-350000 people homeless on a typical night back at the end of 1983. this compares with an estimated 636,000 homeless at the end of last year going into the fourth year of the president's presidency. just think of all this expansion, all of the spending, the federal government over the course of almost three decades. it's what president ronald reagan promised to take on and rivers more than three decades ago. >> we are a nation that has the government cannot the other way around. and this makes as special among the nations of europe. our government has no power, except that granted it by the people.
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm EST
adjustments. you know -- lou: i get the feeling we're not describing the obama administration. >> have not been so many tactical adjustments on the part of the obama administration. what we are seeing is at least one step backwards for every to step forward the obama administration seems to be mostly in full ford motor here's the thing. when you are talking about what they're doing these of the protesters and accommodating their concerns, but when you talk of what they're doing with this peace agreement with israel, when you talk about what they're doing with respect to cease-fires and a mosque, this is all temporary. it will not, i believe, be the long-term policy of the muslim brotherhood because they are committed to war against us. i mean, we have that from their own documents. the destruction of this country, western civilization. it sounds crazy, but that is their strategy. we are clear that they are dead set against israel. their franchise seek the deruction of israel. and these are simply adjustments on the road to that long term set of goals. lou: us talk about a couple of qui
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 12:00am EST
need to play this card out. i think what the obama administration could not do, they should stop falling all over president morsi and praising him for little things like the cease-fire in the israeli-gaza conflict. i mean you can be supportive without being slavishly pro-president morsi. right now a great deal is at ake and the obama administration ought to exercise a little more caution, but yes, i hate to say it,eep those planes going. melissa: mike barrett, last word to you, what is your take? last word from here. >> i agree with the slow roll approach. i dot want to see the economy collapse. i don't want to get into sanctions and cause people heart wake. i don't want to prop up the regime. i hope in democratic regime, have another election, get a constitutional crisis and get rid of these guys. this is not in the longs interest for theirs or ours for the muslim brotherhood to be strength inched. melissa: thanks for your time. >> thank you. melissa: in the wake of jerry brown's drunk driving crash could be a game-changer for the dallas cowboy players. does the plan to install
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm PST
: the world has become even more dangerous place in the last 24 hours. the obama administration fails to keep north korea from developing and testing a long range missile. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> chris: good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. north korea today joined the club of nations that have put a satellite in to space. the part that worries people here in washington is the same technology can be aflied to delivering nuclear warheads to the american west coast. north korea is now part of a modern day axis of evil for the u.s. iran is thought to be working on a nuclear bomb. the explosive situation in syria passed another landmark today. we begin with chief washington correspondent james rosen at the state department. on the failure to keep the north koreans grounded. >> with north korea successful launch of the three-stage rocket tuesday night the obama administration was left to ponder the limits of the engagement policy it doggedly pursued with rogue regimes around the world. >> as we have seen in the case of north korea, as we have seen in the case of i
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
during the obama administration. the message that the u.s. has to send out has to be clear but what kind of, what kind of stick do we have to go with our words? >> well i think we've got to convince china and i concede it is an arduous task, but i think we have to convince china their own security long term depends on ending the north korea's nuclear weapons program. china could do that alone if it wanted to. it supplies 90% of the north korea's energy and substantial amounts of food to keep the north korean population there instead in china. but china has not been willing to do that because it fears that the regime would collapse and the peninsula would reunify. that's what we need to convince china long term it is in their interests. if north korea's nuclear weapons program goes on other countries in the region, japan, south korea, taiwan and others are themselves going to look whether they want nuclear weapons which would obviously make the entire region much more unstable. jon: and for those who wondered whether kim jong-un had staying power as leader of north korea, he just bou
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
was labeled a terrorist organization by the obama administration today. what can you tell us about them? >> well, scott, nusra is one of a number of shadowy radical islamist groups on the ground. they've been welcomed by many syrians because of their numerous military successes. but the arrival of these types of groups has created a real shift on the ground that we as journalist cans even feel. rebel fighters now asking us "do you work for the c.i.a.? do you work for israel?" a lot more talk about jihad. and often these voices are drowning out the voices of more moderate activists. >> pelley: anything can happen in this volatile part of the world. clarissa, thanks very much. egypt remains divided too. thousands protests tonight both for and against president mohammed morsi. some tried to scale the walls of the presidential palace. morsi is insisting on a national vote this saturday on a new constitution, but opponents say it takes away too many of their rights. a killer is caught on video just before he pulled the trigger. how sand saved some homes from sandy. and a mini-shuttle he
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
to al qaeda and the obama administration didn't want to give the recognition to that particular group. in recent days, they have identified one group and put that down on the terror list and to all the other groups, we put them down as terrorists. we are happy to have the rest of you as long as you keep them out of the picture. some of the other countries that have given the syrian rebels as a larger umbrella. they are not making that distinction. it's a bit of a fine legalistic point. >> we're know the importance of needing to make that. it is linked as an affiliate of al qaeda that the president feels are a representation of the syrian people. >> about a month ago, they got the rebels together and said listen. they had lots of political differences and the united states essentially said you have to get your act together. come to an agreement and a month later that is happening in morocco. the u.s. and the obama administration feels comfortable saying we are with you guys. >> what about the news we just got that the officials have confirmed for the first time and the military using s
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
republican proposal. it comes after the obama administration lowered its request for new tax revenue from $1.6 trillion in over ten years to 1.4 trillion. but before the call boehner was critical of the president. >> right now the american people have to be scratching their heads and wondering when is the president going to get serious. >> the economic uncertainty comes at a time when retailers are hoping for strong holiday sales. the prospect of higher taxes for all americans threatens to sink consumer confidence. >> the specifics of the deal are not as important to us as getting a deal. >> now, in that abc news interview with barbara walters, the president said he thinks the american people will be better off with a done deal. harry reid who's a senate majority leader says he does not expect a deal before christmas. terrell. >> we'll have to see. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. >>> today in morocco, they opened a meeting to discuss the syrian crisis. they're expecting to give them null political recognition during that same interview set to air on friday night on "
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
. the obama administration has conspicuously announced a pivot to asia. at the center of this pivot is china, which exists as both an adversary to certain u.s. interests and a fellow traveler sharing mutual goals and vulnerabilities on others. the ongoing challenge will be for the united states to disce discern, sometimes issue by issue, whether china is an adversary or a partner. and this calibration will impact america's relations with the rest of asia and may ultimately determine prospects for war or peace in this world. while visiting indonesia, thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that the ten countries comprising asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage to the circumstances with china. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursuit prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen america's economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especiall
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
side of the debate. everybody agrees that the obama administration has won the debate on the met ta issue right now. and that is the tax rates. they won the debate. once you solve that issue, it's a question of finding another 500 or 600 billion in tax cuts. which i think the two sides are not that far. but they can find that money. the point here is i think this deal is largely done. and i think this is mostly theatrics. and all a function of the fact that boehner is a weak speaker and he has to slow walk his caucus into this position that they've lost when everybody already knows they lost the debate. >> but jared, here's the question. the president appears to still be compromising or willing to compromise even though as julian just says, there's really no engagement from speaker boehner in terms of substantive change. we had the president talking of increasing from 400 to 600. he's talking about corporate tax reform. all of these things are things the president is compromising on. what's boehner doing? >> actually, i think that there is no deal absent compromise. and i agree with
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
rebel cause in aleppo. this is just one example. the obama administration has made a decision to stay away and unfortunately, his mission was held in the beginning of 2012 because the first of the year the president had started the campaigning year. so when you look at it, there are reasons for the u.s. to stay away, but the one thing that overlooked the way that they can intervene in gain leverage is not only putting boots on the ground. this is the understanding many people are here when you talk about cults in syria. it is basically giving i'm not how to associate the actions that have been fighting for over years. there are many that have been proved to be trusted with people. i don't thought how much this administration tried the good people. when you talk to officials. how do i know who's good and who's bad? if they are trying to find your man now, it is too late already. but the problem in a year -- [inaudible] this is my last point. i personally know a couple people who have been living in the u.s. for 20, 30 years, financing and fighting themselves. at least they could b
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
where the obama administration would lead us. what do you do with that knowledge? what if you come to the view that the president has created in the state of illinois which is a basket case today. it had a structural dev sif and the remedy was to raise taxes. and what happened? >> $7-8 billion in current unpaid bills more debt than any state in the union. >> no growth makes it worse. >> but look, this could be a deal to extend the so called tax cuts that i owon't like. but i say this to you. a $500 billion tax increase moving up towards the first quarter of this year will be a disaster for this country. i'm tracking that as you are saying them because it is so confusing. here is the knowledge and the certain ti that we have. there has -- what sales people end up staying in their positions for very long if they over sell a product? it doesn't work. president obama is overselling what the revenues will do. >> you can't over sell a resection. i get your point but another resection which is the greater probability will drive debt up the wall. the psyche of this country can't take it. i do
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
short. >> how about this analysis. the obama administration wants to send a clear message that while it supports syria's coalition opposition, to lead syria's democratic transition when the assad regime falls, there is no place for extremism in the country's future. so you see these parallel actions. recognizing the opposition formally but at the same time labeling certain parts of it as, you know, terrorists. so that's an important distinction there. and all eyes are glued to whether chemical weapons will be used or not. >> as you can allude to, they're opening the door for that possibility down the road. but responsibly. >> and we should point out that the full interview with president obama and the first lady will air on friday on "20/20" and "nightline." a cool tradition that barbara gets to sit down in the white house during the holidays and talk to both. certainly no shortage of topics as 2012 winds down. >> but yet the platform is not like she gets extended time for it. "20/20" is still the same amount of time, even though topics are -- >> we'll be back. stay with us. >>
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
raising taxes on the rich is getting smaller. and obama administration official tells cnn that the business round table, a lobby group of ceos and business leaders, pressing washington to avert the fiscal cliff, has dropped its opposition to hiking tax rates on the top 2% of earners. that's after discussions with the white house. that's a key demand of the president for any deal. both democrats and republicans insist that negotiations on a deal are stalled. except that both sides have traded proposals with each other over the past few days. the british bank hsbc says it is going to spend $700 billion to tighten up procedures on vetting its customers. that's after agreeing to pay a record $1.92 billion fine to u.s. regulators over allegations of money laundering from mexican drug cartels among others. some have said the justice department wouldn't go after hsbc with criminal charges, because it might push the bank to collapse and that could collapse the entire global financial system. i sat down with lani brewer, the assistant u.s. attorney general for the criminal division. skied h
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 2:30am PST
obama administration is now formally recognizing the syrian rebels in an effort to put an end to president bashar al assad's rule. president obama made the announcement in an interview with abc news just hours before a meeting of syrian opposition leaders and their international allies in morocco. >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime, and so we will provide them recognition. and obviously, with that recognition comes responsibilities on the part of that coalition -- >> that's a big step. >> it is a big step. there is a small element of those who oppose the assad regime that are, in fact, affiliated with al qaeda in iraq, and we have designated them as a terrorist organization, and we are going to make clear to distinguish between those elements of the opposition. >> well, despite recognizing the rebel movement, the white house press secretary, jay carney, confir
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 12:00am PST
health exchanges must be set up by january 1, 2014. meanwhile, the obama administration is pressuring states to expand medicaid coverage as outlined by obama care. the health care law calls for medicaid to be expanded to anyone who earns up to 133% of the poverty line. under the law, the federal government would cost -- would cover the cost of new enrollment until 2016. then their share would be dropped to 90% by the year 2022. nine states have said no to expansion, despite the huge federal funding. and some states want partial expansion. but today, the administration said no way. states must expand medicaid all the way if they want to receive full obama care funding. let's turn to the former director of the office of consumer information and insurance oversight, with the health and human services department. and also msnbc contributor e.j. dion, "washington post" columnist and author of "our divided political heart." thanks for joining us tonight. jay, these health insurance ex-change, where have they important and what does it mean if states say they're not going to go down this roa
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> the obama administration also said today it is formally designated the al nusra rebel group. a major gas line exploded in west virginia. there are reports of multiple fires. a portion of interstate 77 had to be shut down. no word on any injuries or the cause of the blast. >>> anderson, it's a good week if meteors are your thing. this one fell over edmondton alberta in 2008. the comet could produce a meteor shower anytime between now and friday. this is the first year the earth's orbit will pass the comet's debris field. you can get a glimpse of the meteor shower expected to peak on thursday night. that's my gift to you. >> thank you very much. we'll be right back. >>> then i heard about first a
FOX
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm PST
opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a santa outfit. we're going to show you some of the holiday spirit that was on display inside at&t park. >>> bill martin is tracking rain right now. he'll tell us if there's another syste
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
and the liberal obama administration and both charles and i agree that it probably is the most liberal administration ever in the united states. they say, look, we are elected. the folks elected us and we haven't hidden our agenda of elevating all americans to a certain lifestyle, a certain standard of living. in order to do that, we have to take from those who have and give to those below the standard of living that we want. and the folks said yes. that's their argument. >> look, i believe that when you look at the issue of taxation, when you ask as liberals do what's the fair share, the idea is that the government has a claim on your earnings, a moral claim, certain amount, maybe, who knows how much. and then it can dispense with it as it wants. now with a church it ties -- tithes, one tenth claim on your earnings that's what the is in the bible and it spends as it wishes. that's not how a government ought to work. a government ought to work from the other end. what do we need for roads and bridges, for raising an army and in a modern economy, a modern state a safety net for
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
in there. the government has a right to tax and the liberal obama administration and both charles and i agree that it probably is the most liberal administration ever in the united states. they say, look, we are elected. the folks elected us and we haven't hidden our agenda of elevating all americans to a certain lifestyle, a certain standard of living. in order to do that, we have to take from those who have and give to those below the standard of living that we want. and the folks said yes. that's their argument. >> look, i believe that when you look at the issue of taxation, when you ask as liberals do what's the fair share, the idea is that the government has a claim on your earnings, a moral claim, certain amount, maybe, who knows how much. and then it can dispense with it as it wants. now with a church it ties -- tithes, one tenth claim on your earnings that's what the is in the bible and it spends as it wishes. that's not how a government ought to work. a government ought to work from the other end. what do we need for roads and bridges, for raising an army and in a modern
KICU
Dec 11, 2012 11:30pm PST
opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a santa outfit. we're going to show you some of the holiday spirit that was on display inside at&t park. >>> bill martin is tracking rain right now. he'll tell us if there's another syste
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
set in a regulation by hhs. remember the obama administration kept a lot of regulations back until after the election and they were kind of holding off on that. now we are finding out what it costs. >> we should give a nod to congresswoman michele bachmann because she was complaining about thighs headen numbers forever and everybody was so overwhelmed nobody paid attention. the $25 billion, suppose they don't need $25 billion. let me guess, do we get a refund on it? >> they do not give it back. >> there's a fox news alert. what a surprise! >> and this is a part of other taxes and fees that are going in effect on january 1st. you know, we are talking in washington about the fiscal cliff and raising taxes on the wealthy. taxes on the wealthy are going to go up january 1st regardless what happens with the fiscal cliff. the medicare tax on higher earnersers is going up and a steep tax on investment income. >> going up 3.8% on top of it. so the rich people who have -- who are high earners, their income will probably go up. and then they also, if they have investment income, it goes up 3
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
actions, both in april, only weeks after a deal with the obama administration and now this launch that there really isn't a change in behavior. the leaders have changed but the behavior pretty much remains the same. >> barbara starr, if you could weigh in for a moment. did we expect a lot less from this leader, and if so, or if not, why does this matter so much? >> i think they least hoped he wouldn't go down this road of another missile launch in the attempt to launch from that missile something in to space, a satellite, which is what the pentagon is saying did happen tonight. why does it matter so much? asia is the economic power house already now and in the future. you have china militarizing in that region, north korea and so much commerce, money, and trade that everyone depends on now in asia. to have the militarization of the region by two such uncertain countries with uncertain tensions it is a chilling affect on the world economy. first the u.s., the national security concern about what north korea mooib might do. the deeper, broader, long-term concern about economics and
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
. i want my garlic bread. so now the obama administration has reversed it and you can serve these foods. you still have to have strict calorie counts, but you can serve these. >> is this a good thing or bad thing? have they improved now that they have more food on the plate? it is not bad food, right? >> even the nutritionists so gung ho, they're, like, this is fine. this is fine because, again, still really strict calorie limits on the food, can't go over a certain number, they have to have more whole grains and more fruits and vegetables. this was a tweak that the usda did to make everyone happy. >> score one for both sides. >> there you go. >> thank you, elizabeth. appreciate it. >>> an asteroid buzzes past earth, no one notices. why there wasn't a warning next hour. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. your soups are so awesomely delici
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
chatter is being stirred by knowledgeable washington journalists saying the obama administration may be ready to include these in a fiscal cliff deal with republicans. whatever negotiations are taking place between the president and speaker john boehner, whatever each side is prepared to give up a a level of security. it's totally possible the white house actually has no intent on messing with medicare or social security benefits. but for the left the chatter is ominous. it's coming from well sourced reporters and we've been down this road before. the pursuit with john boehner in 2011, obama was willing. there's reason to suspect there's something to all this chatter. and the question then becomes why? why would obama who simply by doing nothing these next few weeks could get the tax hike on the wealthy he's been demanding without touching medicare and social security? why would he entertain such drastic changes to the safety net? most likely culprit is the dreaded debt ceiling. here's why. republicans came to these talks with no leverage. the consequences of doing nothing before the
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
shore up syrian opposition groups. the obama administration has designated a group there a terrorist organization and will collectively recognize the coalition of syrian groups as legitimate representatives of the country. this is information that we learned from an interview that president obama did with abc news. in line with that, the u.s. will formally recognize the opposition council as the leader of the syrian people. officials say that the u.s. afghan force may total 9000 after the year 2014. the obama administration plans to keep between 6009 thousand troops in afghanistan after 2014 and they will confine most of them to fortified garrisons near the capital, leaving afghan troops largely without american the advisers in the field. another story from afghanistan -- "slow gains in justice for females." women who are victims of violence often report abuse that -- rarely report abuses to government authorities and rarely see their cases go to trial." that is a story in "the new york times." looking at the domestic front, "ben bernanke is to make a last fiscal cliff police." "topp
PBS
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
essentially the same thing four years ago, as you know, in the last year of the bush administration. and the senate went on record against it. you passed a strong resolution to say, "this far and no further." why would president obama's fcc chairman, try to do now what the republicans couldn't do then? >> that is a very good question, bill. and i don't have the answer. and it's not only that the senate passed a strong resolution. there were public hearings. and there was the opportunity for the public to give input into this decision making process. and huge numbers of people said, "wait a second, we do not need more media consolidation in america." senate came on record. so why the obama administration is doing something that the bush administration failed to do is beyond my understanding. and we're going to do everything we can to prevent it from happening. >> you may remember that back in 2007, your then senatorial colleague, barack obama wrote a strong letter to the republican chairman of the fcc who wanted to change the rules, just like genachowski is doing now. and he condemne
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 10:00am PST
? >> we don't know what's being done behind the scenes. i'm going to give the obama administration the benefit of the doubt that they are doing something behind the scenes to get him out. the fact that pakistan was harboring usama bin laden when they are suppose to be our partner in the war on terror tells you the tenuous relationship we have with them. i think that we do want to try and help him, the question is what can we do and do we want to cut off aid in a country where we need their approval to be able to have the drones there. megyn: we have nukes. if we cut the nukes, where does the aid go. there are all sort of reasons not to do it. but there are also concerns that we care about this doctor and we care about the. >>er would-be assistants there are to us in the world that would step us catch similar terrorists and they see the way this guy wound. what's their incentive. >> also in afghanistan, mali, nigeria. we want to send a signal that if you are going to help the united states we'll stand with you. he got a 33-year jail sentence. the pakistanis charged him with treason and
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
in asia ina with the rise of china and india economic, political, and military powers. the obama administration has pot conspicuously an ounce to pet it to asia. at the center of this bid is china, which exists as both an adversary to certain u.s.lowrave interest and a fellow traveler,n sharing mutual goals andthe vulnerabilities on others. the ongoing challenge will be for the united states to disceri , sometimes issue by issue whether china is an adversary or partner. i this calibration will impact a d america's relations with the rest of asia, and may ultimately determine prospects for war or peace in this will. t while visiting indonesia,, i thailand, and the philippines ir octoberem i was reminded of thet economic vitality of southeast h asia and the fact that the ten countries comprising. [indiscernible] represent now the fourth larges. export market of the united states. these countries are center stag. to the circumstances with chinaa we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursue prospects for a free trade and open sea lanes and other policies th
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> meanwhile, the obama administration is condemning north korea's launch of a long-range missile overnight. calling it, and i quote, a highly-provocative act. end quote. japanese tv has just released this video, they say shows the missile launch. it was north korea's most powerful ever, with a capacity to reach the west coast of the united states. the launch is seen as a successful step to putting a nuclear warhead on a similar missile. >>> and some medical news for you. a warning to women. a new study finds that smoking even just once a day, can nearly double your risk of dying from a heart attack or other heart problems, as compared to nonsmokers. >>> two business headlines. cosmetics giant avon has just announced its eliminating some 1,500 jobs in the struggles to cut costs and stay competitive. also this morning, the price of your morning orange juice may soon be on the rise. a new report warns that florida's orange crop is among the worst in almost half a century, thanks to the persistent drought in recent months. >>> and a man they once called the godfather of world music h
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:30am EST
the timing, the obama administration's call with the external pressure, constantly hovering out there, the talk about a red line. when is the united states going to get serious about the second track? i am one of these people who believe there is an agreement out there that can be reached, and that would lead delay on nuclear-weapons iran. but i think the diplomacy has to be stepped up. jack's point about a republican conservative able to achieve agreement of this sort that are more difficult for a democrat is a very important one. no matter what kind of agreement if there is an agreement reached with iran, it is going to be attacked by a lot of constituents but many of them are republicans. >> i could give examples when a democratic president reach major agreements. >> regarding iran, in any situation, you have windows of opportunity. there are other times when the personalities make it simply impossible. we should not have negotiated with hitler. it would not have helped in the 1930s. the thing is as far as iran is concerned, there are lessons, and one is the time to negotiate
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
orbit. its neighbors are unnerved. even china expressed regret at the move. the obama administration condemned it as a provocative act and will likely ask the u.n. security council to impose crippling sanctions. the pentagon following developments this morning. chris lawrence there. what do you know, chris? >> right now, officials say that object that north korea put into orbit, monitoring it, analyzing it, but they confirm it is in orbit. why is that important? the same technology you would use to put into orbit is the same technology you use to develop long-range ballistic missiles, the u.s. condemned this act. they are worried about the marriage of north korea's nuclear weapons with this long-range missile technology. this is the type of missile that if it was successful, as it appears to be, could reach parts of the united states, alaska, u.s. military bases in hawaii. but a u.s. efficiently i spoke with who used to work on north north korea for the defense department told me, there are still areas in which north korea has not made it as far as they would need to in terms of getting an acc
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
. accordingly, i support this legislation that the obama administration proposed and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. king: madam speaker, i yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from illinois, mr. walsh. let me take this opportunity to commend him, the outstanding job he's done during his time of service on the committee. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized for such time he may consume. mr. walsh: thank you, madam speaker. the i thank chairman king. earlier this year i introduced the no hassle flying act legislation, brought to our attention by the transportation security administration. senators clow by car from minnesota and blunt from missouri introduced my language in the senate and this is the bill we are considering today. over the past decade t.s.a. has classified 14 foreign airports as precleared for security purposes. these airports are routinely checked by t.s.a. to ensure their screening procedures for both people and b
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
continued to grow. -- deficits continued to grow. and the obama administration has run annual deficits of well over $1 trillion. now i'm constantly hearing from people, how did this seem to happen so quickly? it has been decades in the making. and indeed, many of us have come to the floor regularly and we have talked about it and we have offered bills in a would address this. great example of this, every year i have offered bills that call for 1%, 2% and 5% spending reductions. we have the appropriations process where members have come to the floor and have offered amendment after amendment that would reduce what we are spending. we on this side of the aisle also believe that you have to have a budget. now, the president had a proposed budget and nobody wanted to vote for that. so we put it on the floor and i think it got one or two votes from the democrats. the country has not had a budget in over 1,300 days and there is a reason for this and that is because the budget we have passed out of this house has gone to the senate each and every year and it sits on harry reid's desk
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 9:20am EST
taxes, my take on the hypocrisy of big business and the obama administration. all of that is next. [ male announcer ] this is amy. amy likes to invest in the market. she also likes to ride her bike. she knows the potential for making or losing money can pop up anytime. that's why she trades with the leader in mobile trading. so she's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> so the idea that you could pass a law into the next generation, some of your hard work and somebody who you love would have a nest egg with which to build more? wait, i can feel him. he's on floor 3 and i'm on 10. they don't like that. get back to floor 1 with the rest of the people.
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
cost every single individual $63 a year. now the obama administration says that the fee will only be temporary. that it will phase out in 2017 because of all savings will be enjoyed by the health care plan overall. unless of course congress decides to extend it which they usually do, right? matt mccall joins me, president of the penn financial group. 63 bucks a head. that is not pocket change. >> no it's not. a lot of people say, what is $63. i spend that on dinner or a christmas present. what they don't realize multiply that by everybody out there that becomes a very, very large number. martha: right. >> as you mentioned a moment ago everybody has to pay for something. this will get passed down to employers which then will most likely pass it down to employees. most employers are trying to cut margins as much as possible to try to make them. when it comes to end of the day, you know what, this is part of obamacare. nothing i can do about it. it will be passed on to you. that will probably hurt wages of you and i. $63 will probably not change anybody's life. but when that is multipli
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
diplomatic shift for the united states, the obama administration his now formally recognizing syrian rebels in an effort to end assad's regime. the u.s. doesn't plan to provide arms to the rebels. >>> and from our parade of papers, "the dallas morning news." north korea has defied international warnings, firing another long-range rocket. the second such launch under new leader kim jong-un. korean state tv claims the launch was successful and that the rocket delivered a, quote, peaceful satellite into orbit. >>> this is a big morning now. >> it is. he's here. >> he's here in the flesh in new york city in the studio. >> 12-12-12. happy 12-12-12. >> top 12 reasons, something. >> willie and i since 11-11-11 -- >> i was watching you. >> and we're, like, on the holiday inn over on 57th. we're going to be ready when it's 12-12-12 because that's going to be a special day. we'll make a top 12 list of the things a man should do to -- >> and we want to get this right. >> we're going to get it right. >> because we were so wrong about y2k. >> we really were. >> the millennium. >> we really were.
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am EST
conversation? i ask because over the past several weeks the obama administration has tried to reach out to wall street in a way perhaps it hadn't earlier. want to talk a little bit about that relationship post election. in terms of where you think business should be trying to influence or be part of this discussion. >> the business roundtable put a letter today in some newspapers signed by 150 ceos of mostly large companies. i think a lot of smaller companies feel the same way, we want a rational deal. want it market credible. know there will be increases in tax revenues link together with rationale entitlement reform with a rational multiple. that's what the business community wants, not the one specific thing people argue about whether this goes up. business wants a rational deal to go up because it would be good for the united states of america? >> you'll take a higher tax rate. >> yeah. i don't personally care. it's not the 39.6%. they are linked together. no one says i will take a higher tax rate so we can still be irresponsible in spending. you can de link that all you want no one do
PBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
: this evening president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone after the two sides exchanged new proposals this week in fiscal cliff negotiations. and late today mr. obama said the administration will recognize a calition o syrian opposition groups. online, we look at a truly long- term reporting assignment. hari sreenivasan has more. >> sreenivasan: paul salopek is about to spend seven years tracing the ancient path of human migration around the globe. we talked about his route, the shoes he'll wear, and his emphasis on "slow journalism." and what's it like to have breast cancer in the poorest nation in the western hemisphere? that's next from our series with "pri's the world" on cancer in the developing world. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. ray? >> suarez: and that's the newshour for tonight. on wednesday, we'll look at the world in the year 2030. one intelligence report projects china will be on top economically, and the u.s. will be energy-independent. i'm ray suarez. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again he
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
though the obama administration is hoping the recovery will speed up. let's bring in our kmeef white house correspondent jessica yellin. what is the white house saying about today's dramatic, very important decision by the federal reserve? >> reporter: wolf, as usual, they are saying nothing. they don't want to comment on fed policy from the white house podium because they never want to say anything that might rock the markets. but i can tell you that democrats generally view these moves as a positive sign something that will create predictability for business so that's something that pleases them. also, behind closed doors here at the white house, wolf, they have been meeting with business leaders today. the president's top advisers and chiefly his economic team has been meeting with ceos and wall street hon chos trying to continue their charm offensive to help some of the nation's top business executives sell their deal on the fiscal cliff and this week the white house had a major victory on that front. the business roundtable, the group that represents some of the top business ceo
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
this story as they become available to us. >>> also tonight, president obama says his administration will formally recognize the syrian opposition forces fighting with syrian president bashir al assad. here's what the president told barbara walters. >> we made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> this, by the way, comes nearly a month oafter britain ad france recognized the coalition. the move is important to the coalition. it is looking to get rid of this man, al assad, but it doesn't mean washington will be giving them weapons any time soon. that is a huge sticking point. defense secretary leon panetta is saying there is no new intelligence indicating assad's regime is moving any closer to using the chemical weapons that had so many people on edge just earlier this week. >>> tonight, we are also learning that an american has been held in north korea for more than a month no
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